‘Photography and memory’ authors speaks at Fairfield U.

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Linda Henkel,  professor of psychology at Fairfield University, will discuss her research on photography and memory,  at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. In research conducted with undergraduate students in the University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art, Henkel found that museum-goers who took photos of works of art while […] [Read More]
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Flags to fly across state to support organ donation

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The City of Bridgeport will be one of more 100 Connecticut municipalities, hospitals and organizations promoting organ and tissue donation awareness by flying flags that read “Donation Saves Lives” during April, National Donate Life Month. Today at 2 p.m., Mayor Bill Finch will fly a flag at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad St., […] [Read More]
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How to go from couch to 5K

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After a long, brutal winter, the weather final seems to be warming up and the outside seems to be hospitable to humans. Thus it’s a great time to get outside and get some exercise! Not enthusiastic about the idea of getting off your couch and working up a sweat? Relax — it doesn’t have to […] [Read More]
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Study: Aspirin doesn’t prevent pregnancy loss

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Though health care providers sometimes prescribe aspirin to women who have lost past pregnancy, a recent study shows that this therapy likely isn’t helpful. A daily low dose of aspirin does not appear to prevent subsequent pregnancy loss among women with a history of one or two prior pregnancy losses, according to researchers at the […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s hosts stroke symposium

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  St. Vincent’s Medical Center is hosting the inaugural Stroke Symposium & Health Assessment Screening Wednesday, April 23, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. The free event will took place in the Hawley Conference room, located in the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care. The Stroke Symposium will include programs […] [Read More]
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Naturopathic Clinic at Crosby Commons

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Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community is teaming with Dr. Louise Napoli and students from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine to offer a free naturopathic clinic every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Join them for a “Meet & Greet” with Dr. Napoli and her team on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 […] [Read More]
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Certified assister Lorraine Larkin, left, helps Piedad España during the Access Health CT open enrollment event at AmeriCares in Stamford, Conn., on Monday, March 31, 2014. Monday was the last day enrolees can sign up for health care before penalties are levied.

Access Health CT enrolls nearly 200,000 by deadline

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The state reports that 197,878 Connecticut residents enrolled in health coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance marketplace, by midnight Monday — the deadline for open enrollment. Roughly 5,900 of those people enrolled on Monday alone, creating jams on the Access Health web site and flooding the program’s call center. AHCT representatives are […] [Read More]
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Study: Strength training may lower heart risks in kids

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Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardio health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking […] [Read More]
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